President Bush: We do not want you to come to our country.

Ambidextrous directs us to this eloquent statement to George W Bush from Argentinean Member of Parliament Alicia Castro regarding the Summit of the Americas that will take place in Mar del Plata, Argentina on November 4-5.

It was published in the European Tribune where you may read the entirety of the letter from which these extracts were taken:

With my highest regards
To the President of the United States of America
Mr. George W. Bush
Washington D. C.

President Bush:
We do not want you to come to our country. Maybe for diplomatic reasons, our Chancery will not have made you aware how reviled you are by our people. It is not simply that we disagree with your policies, but that you represent a danger to the democracies of South America...

Bolivar's prophecy is fulfilled: "the United States of America seems destined by providence to sow misery in Latin America". We Argentinians have nothing against the American people, but much against the government that has put the largest political and military might in the planet at the service of bloody ambition, which does not doubt to annihilate lives to appropriate someone else's oil, to make money from arms trade and, moreover, to expand its most sinister industry: the one that reconstructs what you destroy...

...The theory of "pre-emptive war," one of the distasteful novelties in your political discourse, places your government outside any known law and presently threatens concretely Iran, North Korea, Venezuela and Cuba, in sum, the whole world. You threaten us, but you do not confound us. You do not fool us with your proclaimed "war on terrorism", while you practice state terrorism. This is borne out by the tortures at the Abu Ghraib and Guantanamo prisons, the distraught mothers of American soldiers taking part in the carnage or women and children in Iraq, and the advances to militarize and control our region. You are a terrorist protecting other terrorists such as Luis Posada Carriles, escaped from a Caracas prison and who, among other crimes, has confessed his authorship of the explosion, in 1976, of a Cuban airliner causing 73 deaths. Spare us your undesirable presence. We do not share anything that can be debated at the Summit of the Americas, to be held the next 4 and 5 November in the city of Mar del Plata...

Our thanks to Ms Castro for having the cojones (ovarios?) to stand up and spell it out.

The important point is that while many many people in the United States are just now discovering that Bush and his minions are vicious, greedy, unethical, immoral, unconscionable, lying sacks of shit -- it has never been a secret to most of the people of the world, those who are not on our payroll (and they know too, but profit too much to say it.)

And when people say "chickens come home to roost," United States Americans, so easily amused and so easily bored say, "Oh, I've heard that too many times," all without EVER understanding what is meant by it.

It probably IS boring and old, since the same thing was said by Major General Smedley Butler, USMC* in 1933 after his career adventures in Haiti, Mexico, and Nicaragua, in his courageous book about his career, about WWI War is a Racket**, and, more specifically concerning Latin American, in his speeches on Interventionism -- and things haven't changed much since then -- see these contemporary comments by a former Marine.

*Smedley Darlington Butler
Major General - United States Marine Corps [Retired]
Born West Chester, Pa., July 30, 1881
Awarded two congressional medals of honor: for capture of Vera Cruz, Mexico, 1914, and for capture of Ft. Riviere, Haiti, 1917
Distinguished service medal, 1919
Retired Oct. 1, 1931
Died at Naval Hospital, Philadelphia, June 21, 1940

**War is just a racket.

A racket is best described, I believe, as something that is not what it seems to the majority of people. Only a small inside group knows what it is about. It is conducted for the benefit of the very few at the expense of the masses.

I believe in adequate defense at the coastline and nothing else. If a nation comes over here to fight, then we'll fight. The trouble with America is that when the dollar only earns 6 percent over here, then it gets restless and goes overseas to get 100 percent. Then the flag follows the dollar and the soldiers follow the flag.

I wouldn't go to war again as I have done to protect some lousy investment of the bankers. There are only two things we should fight for. One is the defense of our homes and the other is the Bill of Rights. War for any other reason is simply a racket...

It may seem odd for me, a military man to adopt such a comparison. Truthfulness compels me to. I spent thirty-three years and four months in active military service as a member of this country's most agile military force, the Marine Corps. I served in all commissioned ranks from Second Lieutenant to Major-General. And during that period, I spent most of my time being a high class muscle-man for Big Business, for Wall Street and for the Bankers. In short, I was a racketeer, a gangster for capitalism...

I helped make Mexico, especially Tampico, safe for American oil interests in 1914. I helped make Haiti and Cuba a decent place for the National City Bank boys to collect revenues in. I helped in the raping of half a dozen Central American republics for the benefits of Wall Street. The record of racketeering is long. I helped purify Nicaragua for the international banking house of ***Brown Brothers in 1909-1912. I brought light to the Dominican Republic for American sugar interests in 1916. In China I helped to see to it that Standard Oil went its way unmolested.

During those years, I had, as the boys in the back room would say, a swell racket. Looking back on it, I feel that I could have given Al Capone a few hints. The best he could do was to operate his racket in three districts. I operated on three continents.

*** What a coincidence! The Brown Brothers were same people who, along with Prescott Bush and George Herbert Walker financed the Third Reich -- even through the first 10 months of the war against Germany and Japan -- until congress finally stopped them from sending Hitler money to buy bullets to shoot our soldiers. And people wonder why Mr. Helmut Kohl of Germany expresses such high regard for George Herbert Walker Bush (#41) in his newly published memoir --

("George Bush was for me the most important ally on the road to German unity," Kohl wrote... "We were united not only by political respect for each other, but also by deep mutual sympathy as people," Kohl said.)


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